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Healthier schools: Goodbye candy and greasy snacks

February 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 12, 2012 file photo, side salads, apple sauce and plums await the students of Eastside Elementary School in Clinton, Miss. The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks [&hellip...

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Obama offers faith groups new birth control rule

February 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

x FILE – In this May 15, 2012 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks in Bethesda, Md. The legal challenges over religious freedom and the birth control coverage requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care...

Despite court ruling, EPA raises biofuel estimate

January 31, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 30, 2007 file photo, a dump wagon adds freshly gathered corn cobs to a pile on a farm near Hurley, S.D. After decades of talk, the ethanol industry is building multimillion dollar refineries in several states that will use corn plant...

Negotiators talking to Ala. captor through pipe

January 31, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Law officers at the Dale County hostage scene in Midland City, Ala. on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. A gunman holed up in a bunker with a 6-year-old hostage has kept law officers at bay since the standoff began when he killed a school bus driver and dragged the...

Phoenix gunman found dead of apparent suicide

January 31, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A rented white Kia Optima sedan is seen in a parking lot in a Phoenix suburb that was likely driven by shooting suspect Arthur Douglas Harmon, in Mesa, Arizona on Thursday, Jan. 31,2013. A body matching Harmon’s description was found nearby with an...

County prosecutor killed near N. Texas courthouse

January 31, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Law enforcement officers investigate the scene of a shooting in downtown Kaufman, Texas on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. A prosecutor was shot and killed Thursday morning near the Texas courthouse where he worked, and authorities said they were searching for two...

As she leaves, Clinton sounds warning over Syria

January 31, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on American leadership at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton issued a parting...

Freedom returns to the storied city of Timbuktu

January 31, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Women dance openly in front of a photographer as they walk along a street in Timbuktu, Mali, Thursday Jan. 31, 2013. Many things have changed in Timbuktu since the Islamic militants ceased to enforce their law and relinquished power to French special forces...

Congress sends bill to Obama averting govt default

January 31, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, file photo, the dome of the Capitol is reflected in a skylight of the Capitol Visitor’s Center in Washington. The Senate Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, took up must-do legislation to permit the government to borrow...

GOP lawmakers see automatic cuts as leverage

January 30, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., meets with reporters following a weekly Democratic strategy session, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a growing sense of...